Where is the Illinois River Road?
Traversing both east and west sides of the Illinois River from Ottawa, 150 miles south to Havana, the Illinois River Road has spurs to the communities of Princeton and Canton. The Illinois River Road corridor has over 100 natural and historic sites and numerous unique communities located throughout its 10-county region.

The Scenic Byway is conveniently located between Chicago and St. Louis, but just far enough to get away from it all. So get off the beaten path and see what the Illinois River Road has in store for you!

  
  

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Calendar of Events

Our calendar of events is an up-to-the-minute guide on everything happening along the Illinois River Road. If you're looking to enjoy everything from seasonal festivals, to outdoor recreation specials, you'll find it listed here. Be sure and also check out the event calendar links under the Gateway and Portal Community pages.  Help us continue to build our events calendar - Submit Your Event!

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Jan. 19, 2018 - Jan. 19, 2018, 8-9am
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
It’s cold outside but our feathery friends don’t seem to mind. Come for a hot cup of coffee or tea and stay warm in the bird room as one of the naturalists chats about birds....donations appreciated. Event Type: Educational
Phone: 3096863360
Area: Peoria

Jan. 21, 2018 - Jan. 21, 2018, 8-9am
Forest Park Nature Center, 5809 N Forest Park Dr, Peoria Heights, IL 61616
Discover animals who definitely don’t fit into the cute, furry, cuddly mold, but are nonetheless some of nature’s greatest creatures. Stay after the short program to play “Humbug: An Insect Learning Strategy Game.” Look for more opportunities for Animal Encounters in February!...donations appreciated. Event Type: Educational
Phone: 3096863360
Area: Peoria

Jan. 27, 2018 - Jan. 27, 2018, 9am-1pm
Camp Wokanda, 620 Boy Scout Rd, Chillicothe, IL 61523
General admission to this winter event includes a chili lunch, open ice fishing, Introduction to Orienteering, Winter Survival Class, a Winter Birding Hike, Maple Syrup Tours, a 2-hour endurance run ($45/participant) and an 8-hour endurance run ($65/participant). Cabins are available for rent. Registration for the endurance runs at www.runrace.net....$5. Event Type: Outdoor
Phone: 3095792157
Area: Peoria